Girls in Aviation Day
The Combat Air Museum and the Museum of the Kansas National Guard, both at Topeka Regional Airport, are excited to host the Third Annual Girls in Aviation Day. This hands on STEM day provides the opportunity for Girl Scouts to meet female pilots, visit aircraft, learn principles of flight, and find out about careers in aviation in both the military and civilian sector. The day will begin at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard with juice & cookies at 8 a.m. Programming will begin at 9 a.m. with presentations by civilian and military pilots, STEM activities involving Principles of Flight and Propulsion and tours of the Museum and aircraft. At 11 a.m. Girl Scouts will travel with sponsors to the Combat Air Museum (1/2 mile) to eat lunches, tour civilian and military aircraft and a hot air balloon, meet women who fly, repair aircraft or work in other aviation occupations, tour the Combat Air Museum and try the flight simulator. Most activities will be different than previous years so return attendees are encouraged! Girls will receive an Aviation Fun Patch.
This year the Lawrence Chapter of The Ninety Nines will again be participating. The Ninety-Nines is the international organization of women pilots that promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support while honoring our unique history and sharing our passion for flight.
Addresses: 125 SE Airport E. Drive and 7016 SE Forbes Ave, Topeka, KS 66619
*Girl Scouts will need to pack a lunch and have a picnic either inside or outside the Combat Air Museum hangar (based on the weather).
*Dress for indoor and outdoor activities.
*Troop leaders must at all times stay with their Girl Scouts and monitor the weather. They should pay special attention to the map and directions (link to pdf here) and plan to arrive in time to begin promptly at 9 a.m.
* The first portion of the day is at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard, located at 125 SE Airport E. Drive, Forbes Field, Topeka, Kansas (main entrance to Topeka Regional Airport). Parking is located on both sides and in front of the Museum.
Registration Requirements: All girls participating as a Girl Scout in this activity must be registered Girl Scout members. If attending as a troop, all volunteers also need to be registered members and/or have completed and approved background checks. If non-registered individuals (adults or tags) are allowed to participate in this activity supplemental insurance is required. Use the Insurance Purchase Form to purchase insurance at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Completed forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to regsiter: Contact the Museum of the Kansas National Guard at email@example.com or call 785 862-1020 (Museum) or 785 221-9934 (Cell Phone), giving Number and Home Town of the Troop, Level of Scouts, Number of Scouts, and Number and Contact Information for Sponsors.
Questions? Contact the Museum of the Kansas National Guard at firstname.lastname@example.org, Museum phone 785-862-1020, or cell phone 785-221-9934. Text messages may be sent to the cell phone.
About these partners: The Combat Air Museum’s mission is to provide a center for education and for the preservation of military aircraft and artifacts by showing their importance in the world today. The mission of the Museum of the Kansas National Guard is to preserve and present the militia heritage of the Kansas Army and Air National Guard through exhibits, presentations, and special events.